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Nickname Jivaro
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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > More LucasArts Games on GOG.com
4. Re: More LucasArts Games on GOG.com Mar 19, 2015, 13:43 Jivaro
 
Verno wrote on Mar 19, 2015, 13:05:
Outlaws, sweeeeet! Getting that game running properly was a bit of a pain for me last time I tried so great timing.

I have been waiting for this as well. It brings back some great memries from my 7 years in Denmark. The LAN/Internet gaming cafe I worked at in my early-mid twenties had this installed on the day it came out. Being Denmark we didn't think people would be all that into it to be honest, so we only bought 4 copies for a cafe of over 40 computers. (at that time) The Danes loved the western theme and the gameplay. We ended up buying a copy for every customer machine in the place because there were times when every single machine was playing the game. Only Quake and Quake 2 were as popular during my time there. (Quake 2 obviously had more longevity)
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
33. Re: Into the Black Mar 18, 2015, 07:09 Jivaro
 
Celsius/Kelvin, the Metric system instead of "standard", using 24 hour time and getting rid of AM/PM...

It's enough that I have keep track of languages, currencies, laws, etc every time I cross a border while travelling. I would prefer if the world used the same systems for all the various measurements.

It's a simple man's argument...but I am pretty simple.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
28. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 17, 2015, 00:30 Jivaro
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 11:22:
Jivaro wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 11:04:
I think it says far more about all the other games on the market than it does about DA:I.

I am not saying that I would label DA:I my personal game of the year, but the fact that it is even in the conversation says a ton about last year's releases as a whole.

Says a lot about greasing journalism. I had no problem finding entertaining games last year. Well unless you mean... "it says a ton about AAA games". And even then there were a few that were very nice.

I stand by the exact words I used actually. I said "in the conversation" because something like this is almost entirely subjective but usually everyone can agree to narrow it down to about the same 5-10 games or so. After that everyone has a different opinion about which one is the best. In this case I agree that it was in the top 5-10 games of the last year, I just don't believe it would have been a Top 10 game in most other years. Particularly with all the bugs and issues the game has had since launch.

I do see an argument for poor journalism however, particularly given that the GOTY didn't win an award in any other category at all.

As for my opinion as to what was the GOTY...to be honest..I am not sure. I am playing games from previous years or in my backlog because the last year really hasn't been that interesting to me. In terms of playtime I have put the most time into the Last of US and Madden 15 on PS4 and the D3 expansion on PC. I think all three of those were released in the last year. I haven't played Mordor, which everyone seems to have enjoyed, so I can't speak on that one. I spend most of my gaming time playing older games right now, because of the recent dry spell. Hell, I only just last week bought Starcraft+Heart of the Swarm. Amazon had them for 12 bucks each so I finally gave in and bought them. Fun stuff so far.

This comment was edited on Mar 17, 2015, 00:51.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Video
45. Re: Star Citizen Video Mar 16, 2015, 22:00 Jivaro
 
You know how monkeys throw shit at the zoo? How stupid would it be if people actually picked it up and threw it back?

No idea what made me think of that.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
6. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 16, 2015, 11:04 Jivaro
 
I think it says far more about all the other games on the market than it does about DA:I.

I am not saying that I would label DA:I my personal game of the year, but the fact that it is even in the conversation says a ton about last year's releases as a whole.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
13. Re: On Sale Mar 13, 2015, 23:26 Jivaro
 
I am super cheap AND super lazy. 20 bucks is a pretty good deal, but I know I want the DLC as well and it's not on sale yet. I am going to wait for the inevitable self-declared GOTY edition....and than wait for that to go sale. I figure Borderlands 5 will probably be launching about than.  
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News Comments > Neverwinter: Elemental Evil Delayed
6. Re: Neverwinter: Elemental Evil Delayed Mar 13, 2015, 19:59 Jivaro
 
Julio wrote on Mar 13, 2015, 19:42:
I'd never spend anything with PWE, terrible games and service.

Yeah, I am not a fan of PW either. I think Star Trek Online has become a solid MMO, but it's the exception and I think it was released before PW took over.

Cutter gave me a closed beta key to Neverwinter before it launched and I found it pretty "meh" overall. Not bad, but not good enough to keep me after about 2 weeks of playing. I will say this about it though; the Foundry is a tool that fits right into a D&D game. Like similar tools in City of Heroes and Star Trek Online, it really adds value to the game. It benefits the community in positive ways as well.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Confirmed
35. Re: Titanfall 2 Confirmed Mar 13, 2015, 12:50 Jivaro
 
Yeah, it's not on Steam...but it has been 5 bucks twice now I believe. The most recent time was on Amazon, like last week I think. It's hard to keep track where we buy things in this age of digital distribution and flash sales.  
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News Comments > Free Avencast: Rise of the Mage
8. Re: Free Avencast: Rise of the Mage Mar 13, 2015, 02:37 Jivaro
 
Ant wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 23:30:
Jivaro wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 22:08:
Interesting. I saw the buttons for Facebook and Twitter but all I did was give it my email. I wonder if I already linked Facebook to Bundle Stars or something. Probably.
Probably. I think you can check to see if your Facebook account has Bundle Stars connected?

Yep, it is. I guess I forgot I linked them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 13, 2015, 01:21 Jivaro
 
In the situation you linked Wallshadows, the guy didn't hear them knocking at the door because of his headphones. He says as much when asked why he didn't answer the door late in the video. Given the substance of the call they received, that basically led them to walk right in. He hears them when they start yelling "floor cleared" above him. I don't think they needed a warrant. I believe a call in like that is considered probable cause under current laws. Someone here more versed in criminal law might know better than me though.

What I find amazing about that video is how cool the dude is considering what is going on around him. Those cops manhandled him, yelled in his face repeatedly, had at least 4 large guns on him at one point, and he took it completely in stride. When asked questions he gave calm, brief, and accurate answers. I am not sure many people would have been so calm on the exterior while most likely shitting bricks internally.

The only other SWATing I have seen on video was absolute chaos. The kid who was targeted was in his bedroom...in a house he lived in with his entire family. Parents, siblings...etc. The cops had everyone handcuffed. People were bawling, threatening lawsuits....it was scary, hilarious, and completely weird all at the same time. I have been trying to remember the name of the kid since I saw your post in this thread but I just can't seem to pull it out of my old head. I should have added the video to my youtube favorites. I treat that like a video library. They aren't all my "favorites" so much as videos I think I might use in a link or something later. My brain just can't keep all the titles etc sorted well enough to not save them somehow.

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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Mar 13, 2015, 01:09 Jivaro
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 13, 2015, 00:44:
Using a steering wheel on a Burnout game is like using the Space Shuttle controls to fly a kite.

LOL...

True enough..I only asked because I have a wheel for the PC.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Mar 12, 2015, 22:13 Jivaro
 
My youngest step-daughter and I played the hell out of Burnout Paradise on the PS3. I like the arcade type racers, so this was a blast. The people who dig more realistic games probably weren't as happy with it.

Does the PC version support wheels?
 
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News Comments > Free Avencast: Rise of the Mage
5. Re: Free Avencast: Rise of the Mage Mar 12, 2015, 22:08 Jivaro
 
Interesting. I saw the buttons for Facebook and Twitter but all I did was give it my email. I wonder if I already linked Facebook to Bundle Stars or something. Probably.  
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News Comments > Free Avencast: Rise of the Mage
3. Re: Free Avencast: Rise of the Mage Mar 12, 2015, 21:41 Jivaro
 
Hyatus wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 21:09:
FYI, this also requires you to login through facebook.

What? I didn't have to do that. I put in my email address and boom, key. I already have a Bundle Stars account though....maybe that is why.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Next Year
14. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Next Year Mar 12, 2015, 19:00 Jivaro
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 16:28:
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 14:33:
The Revolution will not be televised.

Will it be on Netflix?

HBO Now. The Revolution probably has full frontal nudity.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen is Huge
75. Re: Star Citizen is Huge Mar 12, 2015, 15:06 Jivaro
 
Fair enough CJ. I am afraid that it (being those quotes) likely affects your perception of the development process differently than mine though. Which was kind of my point.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen is Huge
72. Re: Star Citizen is Huge Mar 12, 2015, 14:56 Jivaro
 
I think it is very likely that many folks will self-identify as being in a "cautiously optimistic" group. To me that still puts them in group 2.

I was generalizing quite a bit so as to avoid creating a 1-10 scale or something. You know, like how a doctor says "How would you rate your pain on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being *not much at all* and 10 being *the worst pain you have ever felt*" The idea is to get a specific idea for the pain level but the problem is that all sorts of things affect the individual response. I caught myself telling a male nurse that my pain was a 10 when I hurt my back (understandable: broken vertebrae in two places, crushed a disc)....and than turned around 15 minutes later and told my HAWT female doctor that it was only a 7. You know, being the big macho stud that hardly feels pain. *cough* note: I may or may not have caught myself doing that so much as my wife caught me doing that.

Anyway, I generalized intentionally. Many folks will probably fall somewhere in between a couple of those groups.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen is Huge
67. Re: Star Citizen is Huge Mar 12, 2015, 14:29 Jivaro
 
At this point, it really seems everyone has their mind made up about how they feel about the game and it's development process. I mean, every thread about this game is essentially the same. It seems like there are mainly 4 different types of people that post in these threads.

1) Haters - May or may not have backed the game. They have their reasons and they tell everyone what they are in every single thread. I don't understand this group at all, just like I didn't understand this same type pre-D3's release. The whole "I hate this and you should too for all these reasons that make complete sense to me...or you're big, fat, ugly, and dumb!" thing just doesn't really make sense to me. It's not that they are absent of facts in their posts, but there sure are a lot of assumptions that go with them.

2) Fans - Backed the game, some REALLY backed it. They have their reasons and they defend them in every single thread. I don't really get this group either, just like I didn't understand this same type pre-D3's release. The whole "I love this and you should too for all these reasons that make complete sense to me... or you're big, fat, ugly, and dumb!" thing just doesn't really make sense to me. It's not that they are absent of facts in their posts, but there sure are a lot of assumptions that go with them.

3) "Wake me up when Squadron 42 is out" - They backed the game to play the single player. The rest of the game is either a bonus or completely irrelevant. Since they won't be able to play the full single player experience all at once for some time, they are basically in hibernation. I myself fit into this group. I only come here because occasionally the "fans" comment on something I am interested in and I go look it up at the official forums. Sometimes I let myself get sucked into the debate of the day. It's not something I am proud of but hey, I am only human.

4) The Disappointed - These are the people that backed the game and for one reason or another wish they hadn't. Honestly, I very much understand this point of view. Lots of things have changed about the game, not all of it means much to many of the backers, and it's obvious the release date is a ways off. Did Roberts ever say that wasn't a possibility, well no..of course not. That doesn't make it any less disappointing. A great many people have absolutely zero interest in beta testing and yet that is essentially all a great many backers feel like they have to look forward to for the foreseeable future. I think a great many of the people that fall into the "Wake me up for Squadron 42" club fall into this last group as well...or will eventually depending on the length of time it takes to arrive.

Did I miss anyone? I mean, I realize there is a 5th group who may or may not have backed the game, look forward to all aspects of the game, and have decided to just sit tight until release...but since they don't post often it's hard to gauge their number.
 
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News Comments > Steam Gift Restrictions Tighten
25. Re: Steam Gift Restrictions Tighten Mar 12, 2015, 13:41 Jivaro
 
Listen man, if you want to panic like Hicks, go for it. What I said remains the case. Just because Russia has some laws that break the system doesn't make the system the problem.

Or to put it another way...when you come up with a way for Valve to do it that both serves the customers AND doesn't break any laws in any of the countries they serve....I am very certain Valve would love to hear from you. Right now it seems like they are doing their best to make sure that their system negatively affects as few people as possible.

In the meantime, feel free to run around yelling "game over man"
 
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News Comments > Steam Gift Restrictions Tighten
23. Re: Steam Gift Restrictions Tighten Mar 12, 2015, 13:31 Jivaro
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 13:28:
ItBurn wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 13:25:
I'm currently in another country for 6 months for work. Are you telling me that one day I won't be able to play the games I paid for? What if I move permanently to another country? I lose my whole Steam library of hundreds of games?

True! IP locks are already installed for some games. You buy them in the US, move to OZ or Germany, and in some cases this means you won't be able to play.

Not true. When you buy a game and activate it on steam, it will stay in your library. The region restrictions are for games you buy and activate but once activated it stays in your library. There are a few exceptions but those are imposed by the developer/publisher, not Valve. edit: or as you said, a specific country..like Russia perhaps?

I think you can use this: https://steamdb.info to find out what they are. I think a Russian only example would be Metro:LL , I didn't really spend much time looking. Again, as I said, I am not sure what Valve can do about that. It's a legal issue, Valve is just complying with local laws.
 
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